Series: Shatter Me #3
Date Published: 2014-02-04
Genres: Dystopian, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Audiobook Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
Audiobook Narrator: Kate Simses
Description: The heart-stopping conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Shatter Me series, which Ransom Riggs, bestselling author of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, called “a thrilling, high-stakes saga of self-discovery and forbidden love.”With Omega Point destroyed, Juliette doesn’t know if the rebels, her friends, or even Adam are alive. But that won’t keep her from trying to take down The Reestablishment once and for all. Now she must rely on Warner, the handsome commander of Sector 45. The one person she never thought she could trust. The same person who saved her life. He promises to help Juliette master her powers and save their dying world . . . but that’s not all he wants with her.The Shatter Me series is perfect for fans who crave action-packed young adult novels with tantalizing romance like Divergent by Veronica Roth, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, and Legend by Marie Lu. Tahereh Mafi has created a captivating and original story that combines the best of dystopian and paranormal, and was praised by Publishers Weekly as “a gripping read from an author who’s not afraid to take risks.” Now this final book brings the series to a shocking and satisfying end.
Let me just start out by saying that blurb is misleading… “Heart stopping?” No. “Thrilling?” No. “Shocking?” No. “Satisfying?” Yes. I loved the first two books in this series. LOVED Juliette and Adam in book 1, and LOVED even more having Warner get redeemed and all the feels of the triangle. But this conclusion? Well, it was just meh. I was either bored or irritated for like maybe 75% of the book.
First, Adam irritated the hell out of me. Dude, get over yourself. She (spoiler alert) broke up with you, STAHP with the acting like a toddler and throwing tantrums. I wanted Juliette to kick him, seriously.
Juliette was a bit annoying too. She was weak and wishy washy about Warner for so long that she was grating on my nerves. But when they finally got together, whooo wee! I’m definitely on that ship. Seriously, Warner redeemed this book for me. I also did really like how Juliette finally started to believe in herself and took charge. This is the Juliette we’ve been waiting to see the entire series, so it was good that it finally got there.
As for the battle/war/whatever, well it was a bit boring to me. I don’t know, I just couldn’t pay attention. I found myself not listening and later noticing I missed a few chapters and oh well. The ending was satisfying enough, with enough of an open ending to make you think “I wonder where they’ll go from here and what other troubles may they run into when trying to rebuild this world.”
So overall, not as awesome and addicting as the first two in the series, but good enough for a conclusion, I suppose.